Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 143

Scripture Passage: Judges 11:12-28
Great Leaders Know their History
Jephthah was a leader who knew the history of the children of Israel. He said to the king of the children of Ammon, “Israel took not away the land of Moab, nor the land of the children of Ammon….God of Israel delivered Sihon and all his people into the hand of Israel…so Israel possessed all the land of the Amorites….And they possessed all the coasts of the Amorites….even unto Jordan.….whomsoever the Lord our God shall drive out from before us, them will we possess….Wherefore I have not sinned against thee, but thou doest me wrong to war against me…..” He knew his history.
The lesson here is this; great leaders know their history. A man who lacks adequate knowledge of the history of a people has no business leading them, because the past is the foundation upon which the present and future are built. Leaders must make it their business to know the past of those they lead. Those who don’t know don’t lead.
Prayer: Father, help me to study to know.

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